About Bozeman

Bozeman offers the unique experience of living in a dynamic community surrounded by millions of acres of wilderness.

No one does main Street like Montana, and in Bozeman you’ll find one of the most exciting main streets around, replete with locally owned stores, restaurants and music venues. With events like Music on Main, the Bozeman Farmers Market and the Christmas Stroll, it’s easy to feel at home in this vibrant and welcoming community. Plus, Bozeman offers plenty of nearby opportunities for hiking, hunting, fishing and more.

Image of people in western clothing riding horses at the MSU homecoming parade in downtown Bozeman.Homecoming parade in downtown Bozeman

Popular Activities

Blue Ribbon Fly Fishing

Three major rivers within a half hour of campus: the Gallatin, Madison and Yellowstone rivers.


Big game, waterfowl and upland birds, the area surrounding Bozeman has it all.

Geographic Highlights

  • 90 miles from Yellowstone National Park
  • 2.1 million acres of national forest and wilderness areas in the Gallatin National Forest
  • Classroom to chairlift: 20 minutes to Bridger Bowl; 55 minutes to Big Sky
  • Campus to camping: 25 minutes to Hyalite Canyon

Learn more about what makes Bozeman one of a kind.

Image of a downhill skiier on the side of a mountain.Downhill skiing at Big Sky Resort.